Search the Archive

USSR / Lithuania / Gorbachev Visit #325262

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 26, 1989
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Moscow, USSR : John Sheahan) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported planning trip to Lithuania, USSR , in effort to preserve Communist party unity; details given of emergency meeting of Central Committee, scenes shown. [Carnegie Endowment for International Peace spokesperson Dimitri SIMES - says Gorbachev must keep republics intact.] [Central Committee spokesperson Vadim MEDVEDEV - (thru translator) comments on Lithuanian rebellion against Communist authority.] Lithuanian party chief Algirdas Brazauskas quoted with regard to possible compromise. Gorbachev reported fearing that remaining republics will declare themselves indep. countries.

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.